The Davenport Leader. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 12, 1908 Page: 2 of 8
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THE DAVENPORT LEADER. THURSDAY. MARCH 12, 1908.
RAKE TOOTH GATE HANGER.
New and Novel Use to Put Worn-Out
A oorreBpondent of the Prairie Farm-
er writes saying that ho has been
using old broken
or worn-out rake
teeth for handling
his gates. He
, sends a sketch
showing the meth-
od which Is sim-
ply. This farme.'
takes teeth to his
shop, where he
has a forgo, and
after heating them
cuts off a portion
and bends the
other in the form
of a large staple. In case he Is using
Hlx-lnch board in his gate, ho makes
the loop In the staple seven inches so
ns to allow plenty of sliding space for
the gate board. The legs of the staple
are left about six or eight inches long
bo that when two holes are bored into
the posts, quartering as shown In the
cut, the staples will be reasonably
firm. The reason for boring the holes
quartering is obvious, inasmuch as it
Is necessary to secure sufficient spacc
to open and swing the gate to one
ONE MAN 8WING SAW.
Device by Which the Farmer Can
Manage Big Saw Himself.
This saw frame is of 1x2 inch
pieces, except sills which are of 2x4.
The Saw Frame.
Frame is made 14 inches wide with
guide in center. Make any height to
Huit, suggests the Agricultural Kpltom-
lst, using a common crosscut saw.
STUDYING THE SOIL.
The Successful Farmer Must Know
Nature of His Land.
To be successful In Its cultivation,
the farmer must study his soil, if he
expects to hold and increase the soil's
fertility, rendering it fit for cultiva-
tion, It Is necessary that he should
know of what it is made. Knowing
that he can Intelligently add to or
subtract from the Ingredients in which
it is deficient, or with which it super-
A fertile soil is one of apparently
good texture, or peats, containing sul-
phate of iron, or any acid matter; and
yet such a soil can be remedied by a
top dressing with lime, which converts
the sulphate into manure. By the ap-
plication of sand or clay, says the
Epitomist. a soli in which there is an
excess of limey matter can be im-
proved. A dressing of clay, marl or
vegetable matter will likewise benefit
a soil that is too abundant in sand
Peat will Improve light soils and peat
will be improved by a dressing of
sand, though the former in the course
of nature is but a temporary improve-
Soils which are loose in their tex
ture. neither so light as to become
readily dry, nor so heavy that they
will get too wet in rainy weather, are
the most fertile. The amount of nitro-
gen in the soil largely determines its
fertility. This nitrogen is stored up
only by previous generations of plants.
The most fertile field can sooner or
later be brought to a state of exhaus
tion by severe cropping, in which
more nitrogen is removed from the
•oil in the crop than is formed and
stored up in the soil during the same
Don't be a dead one. Get out of the
The proper handling of a farm calls
for thought as well as work. It pays
to study every Held and crop.
The waste of the farm will pay the
Interest on the mortgage if handled
right. Weeds may be turned into
•even-cent lambs and mutton.
Half the money spent each year for
wagons could he saved if better care
was taken of the old ones. Make It a
rule not to leave tha ofd wagon out of
doors over night.
The farmer who raises some grain
end keeps a few cows will find that
a tlock of 100 to 300 fowls can be
made very valuable The skim milk
and the grain will be well paid for fed
to good low Is.
Give a Little Feed.
I^ook for the rooatlng places of par
trldges and quail and throw them
some feed during February and March
If the snow Is deep or the ground cov-
ered with a cruat of Ice. They are
both valuable birds around the farm,
particularly tho quail, which eat many
injurious insects. Post you> farm*
and do not allow anyone to shoot your
A GOOD LAND ROLLER.
Edgar L. Vincent Tells How He Made
We had been wanting a land roller,
but had not quite come to the place
where we felt that we could spend the
money for one out of the store. Wo
had been spending a great deal for
buildings and felt that to buy a ready-
made roller just at that time would be
more than we could stand.
A neighbor who had been longer
In the way than we had stepped to tho
front with the question, "Why do you
not make one yourself? This is what
we did. Come up and see ours." And
wo wont up. The result was that wo
made a trip to the city and out of an
old scrap-heap fished four wheels that
had done service on mowing ma-
chines. They wore about the same
size, as would be essential in such a
case. We also bought a steel rod
large enough to fit the holes In the
wheels and some rivets three inches
In length. Armed with these and a
few steel drills the same size as tha
rivets, we went home and, waiting for
a spell of stormy weather, we tackled
"1 have got you into the scrape and
now I'll see you out," the neighbor
said, and we were very glad of his
help. The first move was to get into
the mill a cut of hardwood maple log
aB long as we wished the roller planks
to be. We had them sawed two inches
thick and six Inches wide.
It was not a very hard job to drill
holes through the rims of the wheel
for the rivets which were to hold the
planks. Two were provided for each
wheel. Small grooves had to be cut
In the planks to fit over the eleva-
tions on the outer surfaces of the
wheels designed to keep them from
slipping. That was easy. Boring tho
holes through the ends of the steel
rod for the lynchpins was the hardest
Job we had. That was slow work, but
we accomplished It at last. The rod
was slipped through the wheels and
it began to look quite like a roller.
Of a local wagomnaker we bought
an old mowing machine tongue. A
frame of hardwood scanting four
inches square was made to set over
the sections of the roller. The pole
was bolted to this. Braces were run
from the frame part way up the pole
to strengthen It at the turns. A
cover was put over the sections. An-
other old mowing machine attachment
in the form of a seat was bolted to
the top and the job was nearly com-
I say "nearly," for there was one
thing more that served to make the
roller complete. Naturally the mid-
dle of the roller would be inclined to
fall behind a little while in motion,
especially when a stone happened to
be In the way. This would bend the
shaft and cause the roller to scrape
heavily on the frame on top. We
went to a blacksmith and had a hook
made of heavy iron to clasp over the
shaft. This was furnished with two
heavy links like the links of a chain,
the whole being bolted to the frame
of the roller. You can see how this
would work. When the shaft bent,
the links would straighten out so that
the hook would draw ou the shaft,
preventing it from scraping on the
frame or top.
We have used that roller more than
a dozen years and it is all right now.
It cost us about $4.75. Of course the
work we counted as nothing.—Farm-
JUDGING BY THE RESULTS.
A CONVENIENT FEEDING RACK.
One Which Can Be Easily Built in the
Inclosed is a sketch of my feeding
rack, which I use in a shed about 30
feet long. I find this a very handy and
economical rack in all ways. The foun-
dation of this rack, you will see, is the
bottom beam of my shed. The rack Is
three by six inches high. It Is high
enough that the cattle must take their
feed from through the spaces and not
/illager's Conversion Had Not Been of
"In our business we get many doubt-
ful compliments," said Col. John F.
Bishop, deputy surveyor of the port,
the other day, "but I do not think I
ever received a compliment such as
my grandfather got down In my native
state of Tennessee. My grandfather
was a minister and I was a very small
boy when we both strolled down tho
road one day. One of our fellow vil
lagers came along toward us.
" 'Good morning,' said the villager,
who apparently had looked upon the
cup. 'I-sh conver—hlc—ted, parson,'
ho stammered with difficulty. 'An-
" 'That must be so,' replied my
grandfather, 'for it's certain the Al-
mighty had nothing to do with your
conversion.* "—New York Evening
I took a scantling, 2x4 placed it cor-
nerwise, thereby giving a straight edgo Telegram
from side of scantling to beam, giving '
me this straight edge on which to nail THREE CURES OF ECZEMA.
The Feeding Rack.
my boards; spiked this scantling solid
In place and stayed it to the wall, In
center. Next, I took boards five inches
wide rod placed 'them along the rack, j
running them from beam to scantling, |
six inches apart. Through this space
cattle take their feed.
Any straw or food which falls on the
ground is not trampled or soiled, and
can be gathered up for bedding, or
even replaced In rack again; thus one
has no waste. This rack is a model
on a small scale of those used in the
Montreal stock yards. It has given
me the greatest of satisfaction. I
trust I have made this plain enough to
be understood, and that It may be a
benefit to others.—Samuel Nesbitt, In
the Farmers' Advocate, Canada.
Woman Tells of Her Brother's Terrible
Suffering—Two Babies Also Cured
"My brother had eczema three dif-
ferent summers. Each summer it came
out between his shoulders and down
his back, and he said his suffering
was terrible. When it came on the
third summer, he bought a box of
Cuticura Ointment and gave it a faith-
ful trial. Soon he begau to feel better
and he cured himself entirely of ec-
zema with Cuticura. A lady in In-
diana heard of how my daughter,
Mrs. Miller, had cured her little son
of terrible eczema by the Cuticura
Remedies. This lady's little one had
the eczema so badly that they thought
they would lose it She used Cuti-
cura Remedies and they cured her
child entirely, and the disease never
came back. Mrs. Sarah E. Lusk, Cold-
water, Mich., Aug. 15 and Sept. 2, 1907."
DON'TS FOR PIG FEEDERS.
ECONOMY CARRIED TOO FAR.
Old Man's Thrift That Led Him Into
President J. G. Schurman of Cornell
was discussing elective college
courses, of which In the freshman and
sophomore years, he disapproves.
"A freshman o! 16 or 17," said Pres-
ident Schurman, "is too young to
choose for himself the courses best
for him. His mind is not mature
enough. It will make mistakes.
"In its immaturity, its proneness to
error, It is like the mind of an old
man in my native Freetown. He,
though old, was mentally undeveloped,
and saw nothing wrong or ridiculous
in a piece of economy that he put in
practice In the cemetery.
"The old man had lost four wives,
and desired to erect for each a head-
stone, with an Inscription commemora-
tive of her wifely virtues.
"But inscriptions, he found, were
very expensive. He economized in
"He had the Christian name of each
wife cut on a small stone above her
grave—"Emma," "Mary," "Hester,"
"Edith." Under each name a hand
pointed to a large stone in the cen-
ter of the lot, and under each hand
were the words:
" 'For epitaph see large stone.' H
To Save Trouble.
A Connecticut man tells of two
Irishmen from Boston who, while driv-
ing through the state named, observed
that many of the barns had weather-
vanes in the shape of huge roosters.
"Dennis," said one Irishman to the
other, "can ye tell me why they al-
ways have a rooster an' niver a hin
on the top of thim barns?"
"Sure," replied Dennis. "Its because
of the difficulty they'd have in col-
llcting tho eggs."
A Sore Throat or Cough,
if suffered to progress, may affect the
lungs. "Brown's Bronchial Troches"
give immediate relief.
'The poor you have always with
you," said a woman to her husband,
who had a mania for offering excuses
Willie Mouse—Just my luck! No
udder and the wind blowing me right
into a bunch of cat-tails.
A Little Too Soon.
Sam Jackson's wife was to be buried
this afternoon and the bereaved col-
Don't give the liquor in which po-
tatoes are boiled to the pigs. The
tannin destroys the lining of the
Don't keep pigs in confined places ored man was shaking with grief over
up to their bellies in mud. They are the coffin, when a comely young
USE FOR OLD MOWERS.
How It Can Be Rigged for Utilizing If
Many mowers that are still good In
mowers make excellent powers for
light work and would be handy on any
farm. Take off the levers, seat, cut-
ter bar and tongue which are of no
use. Then turn the mower on
its side, with one wheel up and
not dirty In their habits except you
make them so.
Don't send discolored grain away;
It will pay you better to give it to the
pig, and let him do the marketing.
Don't discard straw, or any straw
stuff that will do for bedding. It will
give comfort to the pig, and ultimately
make good manure for the farm.
Each Individual animal is a sepa-
rate machine and our work is suc-
cessful only when this machine Is a
profitable one.—rarm and Home.
darkey maiden stepped over to his
side and said, tenderly:
"Don't, Mlstah Jackson; yo* mus*
try an' bear up. Let me help yo' to
"Oh, Miss Johnson!" uttered the
weeping man, between sobs, "it am
berry kind in yo't* offah such consola-
tion, but ah mus' wait till aftah de
fun'ral befo' ah engages in marriage
talk!"—Illustrated Sunday Magazine.
WHAT CAUSES IIKA DA CUE.
From October to May, Colds arc the most, fre-
q uent cause of Ilradivche. LAXATIVE BROMO
Cjl'ININEremovesuau.te. E.W.Groveou Ih x25c
Leap-year girls would rather marry
in haste and repent at leisure than
never have a chance to repent at all.
RED moss DALL BLUE
Should be in every home. Ask your grocer
for it. Large 2 oz. package only 5 cents.
Malice supplies the want of age.—
LYDJA E. PINKHAM
No other medicine has been so
! successful in relieving the suffering
of women or received so many gen-
uine testimonials as has Lydia E.
Piiikliam's Vegetable Compound.
In every community you will find
women who have been restored to
health by Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg-
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one you meet has either been bene-
fited by it, or has friends who have.
In the Pinkham Laboratory at
Lynn,Mass., any woman any day may
see the files containing over one mil-
lion one hundred thousand letters
from women seeking health, and
here are tho letters in which they
openly state over their own signa-
tures that they were cured by Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
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Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
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The reason why Lydia E. Pink-
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the feminine organ ism, restoring it
to a healthy normal condition.
Women who are suffering from
those distressing ills peculiar to their
sex should not lose sight of these
facts or doubt the ability of Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
to restore their health.
Corn and Oats as Food for Horses.
Corn is an excellent addition to the
horse's feed when hard worked in cool
weather, but not as suitable as oate In
hot weather. It is incomplete as re-
gards mineral matter needed for bone
and slnew-maklng, ingredients in
which oats are rich. Yet. if properly
fed, corn Is an excellent food, but does
not take the place of oats if the grain
is old and sound. Oats make muscle M B
the gear, but rendered useless by j an(j at the same time supply vim and around here?'
defects In other places, are discarded j vigor, some heat and much force,
as worthless or sold for old iron. Such ' while a surplus Is capable of being
stored up in the tissues as fat and
nitrogenous matter to be drawn upon
under extra stress. Corn, on the other
hand, is in the animal economy mainly
for the generation of heat and the sur-
plus all goes to form heat fat. The
work horse needs food that is not only
concentrated but nutritious.
Not Born There.
A Washington man, whose business
had brought him to New York, took a
run not long ago into Connecticut, '
where he had lived in his childhood.
In the place where he was born he
accosted a venerable old chap, of
some 80 years, who proved to be the I
very person the Washingtonian sought j
to answer certain Inquiries concern-
ing the place. As the conversation
proceeded the Washington man said:
'I suppose you have always lived
Cleanses tho System Effect-
uully;Dispe I s Colds mulHeud-
aches due to Constipatt
rally, acts Truly as
Good Use for Old Mower.
the other down. The wheel on
the gear side should be down
Stake and wire it tight so It
will be solid and fasten the frame so
It cannot turn. Fasten a sweep, a
to which the horse Is to be hitched,
to the top wheel, e. Now attach your
tumbling rods, b, to the crank-wheel
by which the sickle pitman is run and
your power is complete. This makes
a nice power, says Farm and Home,
for running light shellers, grinders,
washing machines, etc.
Anchoring Down Wire Fence.
We notice that many farmers who
use woven wire fencing have them
staked down by crls-crossing small
stakes ovor the bottom wire In order
to prevent hogs creeping and forcing
their way under and Into adjacent
fields where they are not wanted. We
use a better method. Between each
post we dig down 18 Inches and place
a loop of heavy galvanized wire and
into oach hole sink a small stone or
piece of old casting and cover deeply.
Then with our foot we hold the
fencing tight to the ground surface
and with the pliers twist the ends ol
the burled wire about the bottom
fence wire. This makes an anehoi
that lasts as long as the fence last*
and Is not rotting off or being lifted
with tho frosts every winter, as stakes
do. If the fence posts are exception
"Oh, no," said the native. "I waa
born two good miles from here."
Give Variety in Pig Feeds.
If pigs are allowed the run of pas
ture they will eat more concentrated
feed and make more rapid gains than
when being fed in dry lots. If th«
ration contains plenty of protein the
advantage of pasture does not amount
to much so far as the amount of feed
consumed per 100 pounds of gain it
concerned, but it makes a big dlf
ference In the condition of the pigs at
the end of the fattening period.
In tests at the Iowa experiment sta
tion the cheapest gains when feeding
young pigs were obtained from a ra
tion of corn, with the pigs on clovei
pasture. The greatest profit was mads
when a mixed ration was fed.
The Filthy Barnyard.
There is nothing so repulsive as a
wet and filthy barnyard, In which the
animals are compelled to walk knee
deep in filth. Such a condition is not
necessary and can be prevented if the
barnyprd is kept well supplied with
absorbent material. Throwing whois
corn talks Into the barnyard Is the old
With all the impartiality of the par-
tisan, Prof. Price set forth the con-
tentions of both political parties re-
garding the tariff.
At the close of his talk he was sur-
rounded by the fair members of the
Woman's Current Events club.
"O Prof. Price," cooed the fairest,
"thank you so much for your perfectly
lovely talk! I understand all about
the tariff now. It's Just like a lover's
comparisons—the free-traders are the
other girls!"—Sunday Magazine.
THE DOCTOR'S GIFT.
Best - foi-Men\\omen an d Child-
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To get its lieneficial Ejjects
Always buy the Genuine uhirh
has the jull name the Com-
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by whom it is manufactured .printed on the
front of every package.
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Keeps the breath, teeth, mouth and body
antisepticaily clean and free from tin*
healthy gcrra-life and disagreeable odors,
which water, soap and tooth preparations
alone cannot do. A
fecting and deodor-
izing toilet requisite
of exceptional ex-
cellence and econ-
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throat and nasal and
uterine catarrh. At
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stores, 50 cents, or
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"He said It was a food callod Grape-
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method, but cornstalks do not absorb i one thing after another to no avail,
until they are trampled to pieces and
In the meantime much of the liquid
Is carried off by the rains. It will pay
to shred the corn stalks or cut the
straw for bedding, while leaves ano
dry earth may also be us«>d In the
barnyard with advantage.
The Cured Fowl.
Curing diseased fowls Is scarcely
worth while, because they are nol
likely to be "as good as ne
are likely to become diseased again
apart two or three of these j Und to perpetuate disease again, ano !
may be placed botween each i to perpetuate the same sort of tick !
uuia in their offsprlug.
but at last consented to try this new
"Well! it surpassed my doctor's
fondest anticipation and every day
since then I have blessed the good
doctor and the Inventor of Qrape-
"1 noticed Improvement at once and
In a month's time my former spells of
Indigestion had disappeared. In two
months I felt like a new man. My
Tbe> I brain was much cloarei and keener,
my body took on the vitality of youth,
and this condition has continued.**
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